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. tonight, jillian tete, chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, c-span2 live with a discussion of the massachusetts health care plan and how it might work nationally. iran corp. analyst has analyzed the plan. and pres. barack obama has explained his plan for military commitment in iraq and afghanistan. he will be in phoenix. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern. administration officials say he will also thank veterans for their service, but no word on whether he will mention health care after media reports today that the administration may change exposition on the government health insurance program. "washington journal" looked at that issue this morning. guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the b
the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737-0002. we
back and his comments? guest: i think he was spot on. we have harry reid, the senate majority leader, calling the protesters going to these town halls evil-mongers. we have nancy pelosi saying that they are dressed as the nazis and using not he-like tactics to silence people. -- nazi-like tactics. if you go on craigslist on the classified as a new type in obama or reform in most major metropolitan areas under the subsection, you will find the csiu and you will find people being paid $16 per hour to go to these town hall meetings. i don't know if anyone on the right is being paid to show up in this town hall meetings but i guess that you have to be financed by george soros to be a real act of desperation host: host: this caller asks for one republican who is promoting fairness guest: \ guest: many people have suggested and john kerry said he would like to see it come back in place. the democrats are not legislating desperate they are appointed people to the fcc, the body that impose the fairness doctrine that will start to do this again. we're starting to see it, setting local standar
much hour to nancy pelosi, speaker of of the house, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, to push legislation forward. he hasn't exerted the powers of the presidency really to push this debate forward on a plan that he favors. he's quite equivocal on healthcare from week to week. do we require a government option? do we not? he's flip-flopped on that issue. this is a pretty tough time for him and unless he comes out of the august recess focused again, i think it's going to be a very difficult september through the end of the year. >> recently quoted in a piece in "the hill," written by sam youngman, analysis has been disaster for obama. you say that capitol has spent a bit at a time on a piece of legislation. light said, eventually it runs out. >> well, you know, lyndon johnson came into office huge congressional majority, just great political capital after lumping barry goldwater in the 1954 election. he had a large number of bills that had already been drafted that he had embraced as his own and he pushed and pushed for that first six months. he was saying all along that everyda
to the average voter. host: for nancy pelosi and harry reid to write the word un- american instead of off-the- cuff speech in that, what does is say to you? guest: i am surprised they used the term. i think that is probably -- it pleases the democratic base, it is probably politically very risky to say that because clearly there is some organization behind the town hall meetings, but there is clearly also some gentleman -- genuine sentiment there. you have people showing up to voice their opinion, and whether it is an organized activity or not, it is an american activity. i would have thought they would probably steer clear of those types of terms and try to stay above it. it will be interesting to see what happens when president obama has his own town hall meeting today and see what kind of reaction he gets. host: austin, colorado. republican. caller: my question has to do with more of the deficit that is going to accelerate with the government-run health care. we are approaching the $12.10 trillion deficit in october, and there is a price tag between 800 billion up to $1.20 trillion fro
.m. eastern. following the vote on the judge, harry reid revises the senate will take up $2 billion in additional funding for the auto trade in program. the senate is expected to vote on that and leave for the august recess. senate coverage is on c-span2. >>"book tv" the future of the american conservative union -- american conservative movement. this weekend on c-span2. >> frank reflects on 15 years of political columns for the "new york times." including the whitewater hearings and his column falling 9/11. >> a discussion from this morning's if "washington journal" on the plan to deal with at risk mortgages. it runs about a half an hour. host: andrew is the associate director for housing and economics at the center for american progress, which is a progressive think tank. we will focusing on the report that came out from the treasury department. guest: this is the first of what will be several monthly reports on the program. host: what did we learn from the first one? guest: it has been slow to start, even greeting on a curve there is still a wide disparity between some of the bes
, and harry reid. >> how is c-span funded? to coach the u.s. government. >> i do not know. i think some of it is government raised. >> it is not public funding. >> probably donations. >> my tax dollars. >> how is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a public service. a private mandate. no government money. >> an overview on the massachusetts health care program. we will hear from the state health and human services director. this is a conference on primary health care hosted by the federal health and human services department. it is about 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. >> i am very pleased to introduce our next speaker. she will talk to us about the work that she has been doing around massachusetts. we have been watching with great interest in taking counsel from the experiment. the budget reflects our recognition of the need to invest and primary care. we are thrilled that you can join us today secretary of health and human services director oversee 17 state agencies and she serves as -- serves on the cabinet of the governor. herb broad range of experience as a pr
and harry reid and all of these people who continue to make us feel like we have to fight for our american freedoms? [cheers and applause] >> weaken both the stereotype. in the past couple of weeks, there have been three very high- profile republicans that got caught with their mistresses. i am not going to stereotype. i am in a party with a navy admiral, a navy corporal. my good friend jim marshall is in the ranger hall of fame. it does not make me any of those things, but i am proud to be there with those people. i am pro-life. >> did you say that you work with thi >> did you say you were working on this bill with schumer for the immigration thing? >> no, keith schuler. -- heith schuler. >> let's talk about schumer for a minute. >> he is a senator out of new york. >> he is planning to ram through this health care bill with a vote of the 50. can you fight against that for us in mississippi? [applause] >> i regret that i will have to ask you to repeat your question. i could not hear you. >> the question was, he has threatened to run this health care bill through with a vote of 50 after thi
majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] >> for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator gillibrand, both of whom are justice sotomayor's home state senators, for their extraordinary work on her behalf. i want to thank all the members of congress who've taken the time to join us here at the white house event. and i want to acknowledge all the advocates and groups who organized and mobilized in support of these efforts before the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success, and i appreciate all that you've done. so pat yourselves on the back. congratulations. [cheers and applause] >> two members of congress that i just especially want to acknowledge, senator bob menendez, who worked so hard, on the senate side. [cheers and applause] and congressman nina vasquez, who is our chair of the congressional hispanic caucus. [cheers and applause] and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who, in so many ways, truly made this day possible, justice so
, harry reid, for their outstanding work. [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator kila brand come up both of whom are just as -- senator gillebrand. i want to thank all the members of congress who have taken the time to join us at this white house event. i want to acknowledge all the groups who organized and mobilized in support of these efforts from the very beginning. your work was absolutely critical to our success and i appreciate all have the -- i appreciate all you have done. pat yourselves on the back. [applause] two members of congress i especially want to acknowledge our senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side. [applause] and congresswoman nidia vasquez, who is the share of the congressional spanish caucus. [applause] and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who truly made this day possible, just as sotomayor's motherjustice sotomayor's mother. [applause] mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband and brother and other members of their family. we are t
president obama, harry reid, and nancy pelosi. [applause] they have spent billions of dollars in the last few months and we areç trillions of dollas in debt. congressman connolly, you are our rep. you represent a week, the people. i employee -- implore you to vote no on this bill and prevent our -- i implore you to vote no on this bill and prevent our company from -- country from sliding further into recession. >> thank you. first, i am sorry for your loss. my grandmother had alzheimer's and was healthy otherwise. she lived a long time with this debilitating illness that was so devastating, to see someone you love gradually fade away as the person you knew. i have deep empathy for what he went through. but we say that while -- for what you went through. but let me say that all there may be an impression out there, especially for those who watched too much fox news -- i cannot help it, i am a democrat. but there are no panels that are going to tell you or your doctors with a loved one is going to get, suffering, for example, from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comp
- american. [cheers] i would like you to tell harry reid we're not evil maunders. i would like you to tell your fellow senators and congressmen that we're not a mob, mob,n azia, we have nothing in common with the likes of timothy mcveigh. we are americans, simply exercising their constitutional rights. [cheers] also, please tell your community organizing the president to get used to an organized community. and finally, i -- >> i let some other people finish their comments. we will let him. >> i am going to " a wise man, c.s. louis. of all of the tyrannies, one exercise for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. it would be better than under omnipotent, laurel busybodies. the robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep. his stupidity may at some point be in ingratiated. those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." >> mr. chair -- mr. chairman, i like to yield my time to the lady in the white stripes. go ahead. >> i think you were up. do you want to use your time? >> i thought we would do ladies firs
serves as the co-chair and was appointed by nancy pelosi and harry reid. from 2007-2008, he worked as director of consulting and was the chief compliance officer of one company. he previously served as the deputy director of the defense department. he holds a ba from southern organic university. thank you. -- southern oregan university. he was appointed by john boehner. he served in the united states house of representatives where he represented the fourth district in connecticut. he served as ranking member of the subcommittee on national security as well as chairman of the company. he holds a bachelor of arts and a mba from new york university. he serves as a member of -- he was appointed by harry reid. he specializes in government contracts and contract legislation. he served as acting general counsel in the house of representatives. from 1984 to 1995, he was the -- he went to harvard law school. he is a member of the commission on wartime contract in and was appointed by george bush. he has held a number of senior positions in the government including undersecretary of state an
as well. two, it has to become a priority for our united states senate, and for harry reid, he has got to begin to work with not simply republicans, they are not going to vote for these democrats, but for democrats, the moderate democrats who are afraid ever standing up and voting for good, progressive judges. he has to approach those moderate democrats. he's got to butt recess those democrats. we have to give those democrats, and we know who they are, confidence in standing up for good judges. we need to ensure that the senators on the senate judiciary committee step up to the plate as well. now we know that justice sotomayor was a little bit tim id at those hearings -- timid at those hearings, but she had a job to do, and that was to get confirmed. the senators on those panels have to articulate, as everyone has said, a very broad vision of why judges are important, why courts are important, and why we need strong progressives on these courts. so we have all -- we all have our bit to do. i am confident that people listening will do our job, and we have to ensure that at the end of ei
harry reid has given max baucus a september 15 deadline for an agreement. don hewitt, who invented "60 minutes" died today. he was 86. cbs news as he died of pancreatic cancer at his bridgehampton home. his death came one month after that of fellow cbs newsman walter cronkite. we will have an interview with don hewitt at 7:00 p.m., eastern. we talk in 2001 about his memoirs. you can see that interviewed here on c-span. >> this fall, enter the home to america's highest court. from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court is coming the first sunday in october on c-span. >> maryland representative elijah cummings recently hosted a town hall about veterans' issues. veterans of wars from vietnam to iraq spoke about their problems and concerns. issues discussed included health care, employment, and readjusting to society after military service. this runs about one hour and a half. behalf of the board of directors, staff, and students, we want to welcome our special guest to our program. to tell you a little bit about congressman comiummings, he
? >> the spokesman for the senate majority leader, harry reid, said that while they intend that it will be a bipartisan health care reform, they will get health care reform accomplished by any legislative means necessary. i am wondering if you could walk us through what people in the white house have been talking about and strategizing about different ways that this can be done. could you comment on the story today about the discussions about possible splitting up the bill and also, what are the thoughts? we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill. beyond that, what are you waiting for? >> i read the story in "the washington journal per-ñrq." many people are on vacation so we will give you better guidance in terms of splitting of the bills. it also said the president would meet with advisers next week on this. unless that is a meeting that includes a golf course, -- >> that was supposed to be on the budget. >> maybe johnson can clear up for both of us. >> are you going to take questions? >> it sounds like he needs to. let me discuss a little bit. obvio
with the burial at arlington national cemetery. earlier today, majority leader harry reid of the u.s. senate, spoke to reporters in los angeles and commented on the death of senator kennedy. >> i spoke to vicki kennedy this morning. as we all know, ted died this morning. the kennedy family and the senate family have together lost a patriarch. my thoughts and prayers and those of the entire u.s. senate are with the kennedy, senator kennedy's children, is many nieces and nephews and the entire kennedy clan. it is what the highlights of my life to be able to work in the u.s. senate with ted kennedy. he was such a friend, a model of public service, and really an american icon. at some money different times in kennedy family history, they called and turned it to their uncle ted for comfort. in some of the critical times in our country's history, america has turned to ted kennedy for that syncom for. -- that same comfort. i think we all remember waiting with the first lady of arlington national cemetery. i will never forget how his deep love for his brother, bobby, helped him somehow summoned the
that is not left or right. when you get back to washington i would like you to tell nancy pelosi and mr. harry reid that we can take all the money and put it into health care and it will not fix the problem until we put investment into prevention and wellness, that will drive costs down. i have a friend at duke university next week for cancer treatment. we are better than that to tell us must wait six months. most americans value life. the value the life at one as it represents all. thank you for your conservative leadership. [applause] >> thank you. a good part of any health care reform must include wellness and prevention. going to get a physical every year to detect problems before they become serious. the healthcare provider earlier made the analogy to get in your brakes replaced in the car. well, when you get your oil change they actually check the brakes, tires. we should do the same for health care. unfortunately, this bill from the house does not address it wellness programs. when you talk to good businesses they talk about on his programs -- the talk about wellness programs for their emplo
concerned about it and i know that harry reid is concerned about it, as well. he and i have talked about that. they are in recess until after labor day, if i am not mistaken. i am talking about the united states senate. obviously, the longer they are in recess and taking up regular business in washington, without our having two voices, the greater my concern is for it is that what you're getting at? >> why can't they come back this week? >> i think he should ask the legislative leaders about that. my understanding in talking with the senate president and the speaker is that they are moving this as quickly as they can. they have to and they owe to their membership to consult with their members and they have been trying to do that. >> [inaudible] >> i have heard from senator kerry who is on board with this proposal and shares these concerns. >> did the president's big about this? >> no, no. >> [inaudible] >> i am a democrat. i believe in democratic values. i believe in the values that senator kennedy reflected and worked so hard for, caring about being the voice of the voice less, trying t
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